Three generations of navel cadet personnel in the one family (from left) Lt-Cdr Carol Horn, of Lismore, her grandson Jason Horn
Three generations of navel cadet personnel in the one family (from left) Lt-Cdr Carol Horn, of Lismore, her grandson Jason Horn

No landlubbers in this family of seafarers

By RACHEL AFFLICK

IN THE Horn household there's no going the toilet, but family members Carol, Andrew and Jason are always going to the head.

Instead of having a drink they have a goffa, and meal times always turn into a scran.

As Carol explains, having three generations of naval cadet personnel in the family means they are always talking in navy jargon.

"We confuse our visitors if nothing else," Carol says.

"We haven't quite got to the 'hands call, hands call, wakey, wakey, wakey' stage yet when we get out bed in the morning. I think the day we did that my husband would pack his bags and move."

For Carol, 59, her son Andrew, 30, and his son Jason, 12, being involved in the Australian Navy Cadets has bonded them as a family.

Carol first joined in 1986 as Petty Officer at TS Lismore in Ballina. It was around the same time that Andrew joined as a freshfaced cadet.

Both progressed through the ranks, and Andrew is now commanding officer of the cadet unit TS Lismore and Carol is regional staff officer for navy cadets.

Jason has been also

rerecruited to the unit.

"He absolutely loves it," Carol says.

"All his life he's grown up watching Andrew. I think he liked the look of what went on ? the sailing, the mateship, the trips to the bush."

n To get involved with the Navy Cadets call An- drew on 0412 647 537.



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